09/27/10 95 W, 1 I - + 10 - 3 1951 Ward LaFrance Open Cab Pumper

Newly added to the man cave collection. First Gear 1:24 scale replica of a 1951 Ward LaFrance pumper that served Perry, IA. Available only through the Perry Fire Department. See more photos, as well as the original rig, on this web site. You can also order on the second site. The model replicates the apparatus in its later years, after a blue beacon was added as requirement for lighting. Not many scale models of Ward LaFrance apparatus out there, beyond the Ertl quad and the Code 3 custom-cab pumper! Click to enlarge:

Awesome truck…just like the real ones. Got to drive a real one similar to this one years ago. Nothing like listening to that Waukesha motor turning over, driving around in the open cab, and when running the pump at night looking at the exhaust manifold and watch it glow… The Wards, Seagraves, Pirsches, Maxims, Crowns, and the older ALFs (up to about the 900 series) had a true elegance that today’s look-alike fire trucks just can’t compare with.
DJ - 09/27/10 - 19:51

Very nice. I don’t want to even ask how much that cost.

BTW, I picked up one of those Matchbox RWR Colet Jaguars at Wal Mart on a lucky whim “for my son”.
Duda - 09/28/10 - 08:37

They’re $45 plus shipping, I believe.
Legeros - 09/28/10 - 09:11

She is a beauty!! Are the still available? About a year ago I started a Fire truck (die-cast) collection, and I think she will be a perfect addition to my collection!!! Thank you for sharing!!!
Don Cullember (Email) - 01/01/15 - 15:56

HI guys, this truck is still available. If you would like one let me know I can arrange delivery. Thanks Brian Eiteman Asst. Chief Perry Fire Firehunter702@yahoo.com
Perry Fire Department - 02/13/16 - 11:47

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